Posted on March 1, 2022

Vacancy Announcement

The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) seeks candidates for the position of Fishery Specialist/Analyst with skills in economic analyses and management information systems (MIS). The specialist/analyst will assist in the preparation of fishery management plans and assist the Council staff in contracting for MIS services and accessing fishery data bases.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  The application deadline for this position is Monday, March 21, 2022.

The two components of the position are broken down as follows.

Fishery-Related Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities – 75%

  • Assist in the preparation of documents, including Environmental Impact Statements for fishery management plans/amendments and other related documents
  • Compile and analyze fisheries, environmental, biological, socio-economic, or other technical data using appropriate database and statistical analysis software
  • Develop economic analyses of fishery management alternatives
  • Work collaboratively with others involved in fisheries management, including stakeholders, fisheries scientists, economists, and social scientists
  • Prepare meeting summaries and assist in the conduct of public meetings


  • Knowledge or experience in the management and economics of fisheries in federal waters

Management Information Systems Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities – 25%

  • Assist the Council’s technical staff in accessing data from federal and state data providers
  • Serve as the Council’s technical representative with information technology (IT) contractors
  • Assist in development of IT policy and management issues
  • Manage hardware and software acquisition and licensing
  • Assist staff in identifying needs and solutions for data analysis


  • Experience with IT management
  • Ability to clearly and concisely articulate problems, options, and recommended solutions to IT utilization questions, policy implementation, and IT purchases
  • Outstanding ability to clearly and concisely communicate verbally and in emails with staff on IT issues
  • Broad awareness of IT risks and exposures, curiosity to explore new approaches and technologies

Further details about general skills and qualifications, as well as information about the application process, are available in the Vacancy Announcement.